The Daily Populous

Friday May 13rd, 2022 day edition

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North Korea’s recently revealed COVID-19 outbreak may have already infected hundreds of thousands of people over the past month, according to the country’s state media.

“There is no other respiratory virus that can be prevalent right now other than COVID-19.”.

But what’s spreading in North Korea now is five to six times more transmissible than the one in Wuhan.”.

But what’s spreading in North Korea now is five to six times more transmissible than the one in Wuhan,” said Lee.

North Korean authorities on Thursday elevated the country’s national quarantine measures to “maximum emergency” after detecting the BA.2 Omicron variant.

Dr Sojin Lim, senior lecturer in North Korean Studies at the UK’s University of Central Lancashire, said it’s possible that North Korea had no COVID-19 cases until the recent outbreak.

The Politburo of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the ruling party’s highest decision-making body, described the outbreak as a “grave situation.” »

Free internet for 48 million U.S. households under plan announced by White House

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— The Biden administration announced on Monday that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to low-income Americans, a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligible for free service through an already existing federal subsidy.

Biden, during his White House run and the push for the infrastructure bill, made expanding high-speed internet access in rural and low-income areas a priority.

“If we didn’t know it before, we know now: High-speed internet is essential,” the Democratic president said during a White House event last month honoring the National Teacher of the Year. »

An off-duty officer put his knee on a 12-year-old girl's neck to break up a school fight. The girl is now being charged

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Now, the 12-year-old girl is being criminally charged with disorderly conduct, her family attorney Drew DeVinney told CNN.

However, neither the identity of either girl nor any other potential charge against the other minor involved has been disclosed.

The charge comes three months after video showed two students in a fight at Lincoln Middle School in Kenosha. »

Russia needs de-Nazification, says Pussy Riot leader after escape

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Russia's regime critical punk music group Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina attends a band rehearsal after she escaped a house arrest in Russia, in Berlin, Germany May 11, 2022.

BERLIN, May 12 (Reuters) - Russia, not Ukraine, needs de-Nazification, the leader of anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot, who left Russia this week by disguising herself as a food courier, said before her group kicks off a concert tour against the war.

Pussy Riot was rehearsing a new song about the war, said Alyokhina. »

The War in Ukraine Will Be a Historic Turning Point

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A new global alliance should stand tall in its uncompromising efforts to protect international law, international humanitarian law, and human rights law.

Adherence to international law has afforded the center of Europe its longest period of peace in history.

Only more multilateral engagement—not Trump’s unilateralism nor Obama’s disengagement—will work to ensure the whole region does not become more volatile. »